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{ pinspired } granola bars

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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One thing about living like a grown up is that you are not just responsible for making your own dinner.. you also have to be prepared to make all the meals in between. As a grazer I love the idea of making up a batch of granola bars on a sunday or monday to last me through the week. In the hope that I will inspire myself enough to actually make them here are 4 of my favourites.. do any of you have any particularly good/ chewy / delicious recipes?
Love Lisette x

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

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It was only when I went to put together the photos for this post I realised that they are all of food. Do I have a problem.. do I love food too much? Nah.. food is awesome. Me and Irish (who took some of the photos above - who knew he was a little camera whisperer!) ambled down to borough market for a bratwurst and some fudge before taking a trip to Whistles and finishing up in bone daddies to grab some first time Ramen. It was incredible, I highly recommend.
This weekend has been a bit of an odd one - spent this morning cry laughing - think emotions are running a little high at the moment. It should've been Laura's 23rd birthday on Friday so we are feeling a bit fragile. We celebrated her memory with a pie and mash party on Friday night and wifey whipped a batch of chunky monkey cookies (an old favourite of Laura's) on Saturday. What did you all get up this weekend?
Love Lisette x

{ snippets } new room

Saturday, 27 September 2014

new rooms
My room back in the shire was more a collection of different styles of furniture and knick knacks - not all of which are mine and not all to my taste. I was so so excited to have a blank canvas with my new room. The little wooden dala horse is from ikea, my little copper wall clock is from tiger, the little copper saucepans were a present from mumma h and my propagated cheese plant is an offcut from my family cheese plant which is older than I am!
What do you think?
Love Lisette x

thankful thursday

Thursday, 25 September 2014

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Good morning m'hearties! I'm coming to the end of my third week in London and to be honest - I love it. Whilst it has a few things missing - mainly the stars, fresh air, family and Irish - it is so beautiful and vibrant and full of food. I really should put less emphasis on the food but hawt-diggedy-dayum the food here is something else. I genuinely get really excited when I see somewhere I want to eat - I stumbled upon a Schnitzel place just off Tottenham Court Road which I will be checking out very soon. All in all I am feeling pretty thankful at the moment, this week I am particularly thankful for:

mumma h :: it's her birthday today I feel so grateful to have such a lovely, sweet and childish (in the best way) mum. I am really thankful that from a young age she taught me that my quirks, abnormalities and peculiarities were something to be embraced and celebrated

memory foam :: I have a mattress topper arriving tomorrow.. words cannot explain how much I am looking forward to it

pots & co :: sweet jesus. The nicest deserts thing I have ever eaten. You can pick them up in some Waitrose and Tesco stores - my personal favourite is the lemon and lime posset. Heavenly little handmade puddings in little pastel coloured ceramic ramekins.. what is there not to love?!

Thursday means only 1 day to go which is something I am very thankful for because I get to hang out with one of my favourite people come 6pm tomorrow. What is everyone thankful for this week?
Love Lisette x

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

cocktails in the city

I feel like I haven't stopped since Thursday.. my weekend started early with Cocktails in the City on Thursday night, I was helping out my friend as hers was on the bars handpicked to have a pitch at the event. It was a very colourful blur of an evening rounded off with a late night heart to heart and some tasty Leon hummus. Come Friday I hopped off the train straight from work and made my way back to the shire to visit mumma h for an impromptu birthday lunch and of course to catch up with Irish. There is no denying.. whilst I can appreciate the joys of the countryside it just seems so so quiet in comparison! What did you all get up to at the weekend?

Love Lisette x

thankful thursday

Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Well now.. I figured it was about high time I introduced you to Irish, only fitting really as my blog name dictates that I ought to share the things I am most fond of - I can hear you throwing up in your mouths you know..
So yeah.. he's a good egg and I'm very thankful to have him around, he's bonkers just like me - for all of you who wonder why I call him Irish - funnily enough it is because he is Irish! I jest! (partially) It's because I was so worried about pronouncing his name wrong I just called him 'Irish' when talking to my friends and family and it's kinda just stuck (like poo on a stick). Off to a bit of a strange start but I am going to blame fatigue, despite being ever so weary after a solid few hours of painting I am extremely thankful for:

copper clocks :: my friend bought me a gorgeous copper clock from Tiger yesterday to say thank you for helping her with painting for an event.. funny thing was, I had come home with the exact same clock for myself about an hour before - I am thankful that my friend knows me so well!

photo booths :: I have been meaning to go to one for such a long time, I just love the novelty of having a printed strip of photos - I headed down to Rough Trade on brick lane on Sunday afternoon with Irish and we decided that as there aren't any photos of us.. why the hell not?! I've been toying with the idea of taking one Photo Booth photo a month - is that too often to notice any changes?

keeping my nerve :: yesterday I went head to head with Martin Lewis (yes the same one from the tv/radio), I don't know how I managed it but I kept my nerve and he seemed to take on board my opinions which I think makes a great editor in chief. 

taking on more :: I like taking on more work - I just want to show what I'm able to do and I'm extremely thankful that I am being given a chance to do so!

weekend adventures :: I did a whole lotta walking and a whole lotta eating this weekend - Irish's first visit to my house in the city. My favourite part was going to the science museum and him explaining how everything worked.. followed by a 3D iMAX film of the universe which made me feel positively insignificant, in a good way.

Sorry if this has been a little soppy, countered by the anti-emotional mentions of excrement and a slightly ferrel and rambling tone (it's the fatigue!) but this is a week I am extremely thankful for being happy, healthy and I having a lovely bunch of friends and family. What are you all thankful for?
Love Lisette x

inspiration #1

Monday, 15 September 2014

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Well good morrow! One thing I've found about moving out on my own is that I've spent a lot of time on pinterest looking at my dream rooms and how it can inspire my own little space in London. Here are my picks from the weekend - what inspires your space?
Love Lisette x

thankful thursday

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Why hello there my lovelies, it's blooming thursday already.. that means I'm nearly at the end of my first week in my new job, the people are lovely and I'm loving the challenge of a new role - hanging out with Martin Lewis ain't so bad either! Moving was a bit of a faff and the first 4 days in my new flat were difficult to say the least because we had no hot water, we were showering with kettles and mugs #glam! Despite that, this week I am extremely thankful for:

catching up with friends :: got to hang out with the lovely Ella Masters and Jasmine Rocks yesterday evening, it was lovely to catch up with them - they. are. hilarious. We were cry-laughing, crying with fear and laughing at toilet habits (mature) but it was a fantastic evening.

living with friends :: there is really nothing nicer than coming home to a bunch of your favourite people, hanging out and talking about our days.

my view :: if you haven't seen on my instagram or my last post.. I have an insane view from my bedroom window. Every morning I get to wake up to a view over London where I can see all the big beauties like the Shard and the Gherkin. I generally just love my new room too!

food :: sounds odd, but not only am I loving living alone so that I get to decide exactly what I eat, I am also ridiculously excited to effectively eat my way around the city with Irish.

What is everyone thankful for this week guys?
Love Lisette x

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Monday, 8 September 2014

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Well this has been a very eventful weekend indeed! At the crack of dawn on Saturday mumma and papa h drove me down to London with my beloved possessions in tow.. Shadwell, East London is where I now call home. Just 15 minutes on the tube to Oxford Circus and 15 minute walk from Shoreditch - not a bad spot indeed! I have an absolutely insane view from my bedroom window (as you can see in the top photo). This is just a snippet from my weekend - it's been crazy busy and I had my first day at work today, everyone was lovely and welcoming and I am really looking forward to going in tomorrow! How is everyone this week?
Love Lisette x
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couldn't resist sneaking in a photo from my last weekend in the shire where I flew a kite!

thankful thursday

Thursday, 4 September 2014

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Well good morning to ye all! I am currently tapping this out buried in a pile of packing - it is utter carnage in the H household this week. My little brother is getting his shizzle together to move to Sheffield for University next week and I am flapping about like a headless chicken trying to sort out my life ready to move at the crack of dawn Saturday.. hence the use of out-takes from my blackberrying post - I still have a trip to ikea to take and a last night to spend with Irish tonight which makes me feel a bit gloomy. BUT in the spirit of thankfulness I am going to try and look on the bright side so this week I am thankful for:

Helping hands :: whether that is my friends sorting out the house, liaising with the landlord or my dad for offering to help me move my stuff down on Saturday even though I know that driving in London for him is like entering the seventh ring of hell! And Irish of course - trying to cheer me up because he knows I've been very stressy about the move and the new job.

Kite Flying :: who knew it could be such fun!?

London adventures to come :: although I will be sad to leave the shire, I am really excited to start this new part of my life and I can't wait for Irish to come and adventure in London with me

IKEA :: ok so I am really lame and the thought of taking a last minute trip to ikea fills me with joy

My new room :: I'm really excited to move into my new room, it is cosy and light and has an essentially large wardrobe. I love having a new room because my room at home doesn't feel like it's mine anymore.

You guys :: you have all been so supportive over the last two years and particularly the last few weeks since I announced the big move. I am so excited that I will have a chance to meet more of you now that I will be based in London

I know that this is a short and sweet one but I'm currently dripping my wet hair everywhere and my mind is in a million places at once so that I don't let myself forget anything essential - which I almost certainly will! What is everyone thankful for this week?
Love Lisette x